“There are no Blacks in Argentina.”: Policing the Racial Border
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The Editors of African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal are pleased to announce a special issue on “There are no Blacks in Argentina.”: Policing the Racial Border to explore the hidden and invisible history of Blacks and the ways in which racial ideology and practice have erased the presence and memory of the African descendant populations while valorizing whiteness in Argentina.
While a number of critical works have began to uncover the presence of African descendant populations in Argentina, this topic remains under theorized. We are interested in papers that address the following broad topics:
•Interrogating the Ideology and Practice of blanqueamiento
•The Discourse and Meaning of “There are no Blacks here”
•The Role of the State in Policing Racial Borders
•Signifying and Performing Blackness
•Identity and Citizenship in a Radicalized state
•Modes of Resistance and the Role of Memory
•Black Cultural Practices
•Black Representations in Visual Arts
Perspective contributors are invited to submit proposals for articles in the form of a 400-500 word abstract by August 31, 2012. Authors will be notified regarding acceptance of abstracts by September 30, 2012. Authors of accepted abstracts will be expected to submit articles by a strict deadline of March 30, 2013. Abstracts submitted should be titled and accompanied with the following on a separate page: the full name of the author, university affiliation, title of the abstract, mailing address and telephone number.
All submissions and queries regarding the special issue should be directed to the Editor, Dr. Fassil Demissie (DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois), by e-mail at this address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
African and Black Diaspora: An International Journal (Routledge) is devoted to a critical interrogation of the trans/national movements, locations and intersections of subjectivity within the African Diaspora in the context of globalization as well as in different discourses, and political and social contexts. The journal maps and investigates the theoretical and political shifts imposed by nation-states to provide a counter narrative of subject positions of people of the African Diaspora, grounded in cultural and political negotiations
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